Birthday boys help their teams earn victories in Ankara
Iranian Ghasem Karkhaneh turned 19 on the first day of
the tournament when
”I was very happy to play with my team that day because volleyball is my life,” says Ghasem.
The Iranian player started to play volleyball when he was 6 and since then he loves this sport and wishes to continue his career in volleyball in the future.
Two days later Indian outside hitter Kumar Narender
celebrated his 20th birthday supporting his team in the match against
”I played only in the first set, but I felt as an integral part of my team during the whole match,” Kumar said.
He started to play volleyball following the path of his father Balwanth Singh, who was one of the greatest Indian players, says Indian coach T.C. Jothish. Kumar’s uncle is also a volleyball player, so Narender found enough motivation from within his family to continue his volleyball career.
His main goal for the nearest
future is to play in the senior national team of
Asked to share his birthday wish, Kumar says: ”My wish today is to play with my team and to see my team successful.”
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